Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.

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shadowknight2032136d ago

And this is how the US agriculture will crash when these hacked OS's get remotely hijacked and shuts all the machines down and with the right combination cripple the entire economy for world domination. I jest but it's totally possible and scary.

yomfweeee2136d ago

Unless they have wireless communication, which doesn't seem to be the case from what I read, how could they do that?

annoyedgamer2136d ago (Edited 2136d ago )

The Russians usually have hacking antennas set up within communication towers and use the metal fragments deposited by chemtrail dispencers on airplanes to hack non connected devices. This is well established by my source in the back alley.

bluefox7552136d ago

I almost clicked it as I'm curious to know why, but then I saw that it's Vice. I'll suffer my curiosity.